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Posted: 10/31/2004 4:44:57 PM EST
I'd been sitting around feeling kindof bummed out about Halloween this year. It's prehaps my favorite holiday simply because it's just a fun holiday with three of my favorite things. Little kids, dressing up like a goofball and candy candy candy!

So, I've been kindof pissed here cuz I just moved into an apartment. Apartment complexes have never been good for handy out candy in my experience. Though they usually have LOTS of kids per square foot compared to regular housing communites, the parents always seem to send their kids to regular suburban places. So, I'm sitting here on 6 bags of kit kat, crunch and assorted hersheys. The first lil' girl in a pink cowboy hat will get half a bag of her favorite one. (Have not had a SINGLE trick or treater yet!)

I didn't have money to get dressed up this year. I had my heart set on a really cool foam latex facial prosthetic, some movie quality fangs and some other props. All told my costume was going to cost upwards of $150. Either that or just dress up in all my go fast gear...but I hate getting arrested on Halloween (or just stopped and "talked" to).

Two night ago my best friend told me about some costume party some friend of his was hosting. I thought, GREAT!, you can add in to the mess two of my other favorite things. Excessive drinking and early twenty somethings dressed up in sultry outfits.

Gave my best bro a call about an hour ago to get the 411. Turns out this is a "small" party with just friends, well what the FUCK am I?! (granted I didn't know these people, but for Chris' sake I need to meet some people!)

So I'm sitting here with the arfcomm community (you're not bad company, but I seek fake blood and Reese peanut butter cups), eating the candy I planned to distribute, wearing 3 day worn levis and basicly just gonna watch halloween tv shows.

Cliff's Notes: WTF?! It's Halloween! I want to go out and get sloppy drunk with a girl in a devil costume!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:53:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:53:30 PM EST
There's this new thing I've heard of. I understand there are quite a few of them in CA now. It's called a "bar".

CW
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:04:58 PM EST
I feel your pain... I am just sitting here alone too. But where we live is out in the country and we never have any trick or treaters. I really wish we did. In years past I would go hang out with a friend in town and hand out candy. She moved though. hinking.gif
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:09:37 PM EST
we had a good turn out this year in upstate NY, about 50-75 kids over 3 hours. not counting the kids that wouldnt even come up the driveway for being scared..
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:25:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Drakemir:
we had a good turn out this year in upstate NY, about 50-75 kids over 3 hours. not counting the kids that wouldnt even come up the driveway for being scared..



Back when I lived with my parents we used to really do that place up. We'd open the garage up and block off half of it with black plastic sheets. Lots of standlamps would surrond an old beaten up whicker chair. We'd usually have atleast 5 bricks of dry ice creating fog that would flow out from the back garage through cuts along the bottom of the plastic sheets.

We'd mix up whether a person was sitting on the chair or a dummy with a mask.

It was usually turned out pretty good. Some of the little kids wouldn't even approach the place so I'd have to cart the candy bowl down to the bottom of the driveway, lay it on the ground and walk away while the kids little ones took some candy and fled...accompanied by the chuckles of their parents.

2 years ago I didn't have much to do, no money and no help from my roomates, but I was living at a house with a lot of trick or treating activity. I took a mask, glove and some really threadbare clothes and put them on. Then I kindof reclined against the back of my car with a bowl of candy on my belly with an arm wrapped around it...and just waited. I'd let 3 or 4 groups of kids just pick candy from the bowl. Then I as the next victim approached (fully thinking I was a dummy as the other kids hadn't gotten me to scare them) would lift up the bowl to them, or move my head to stare at them or just twitch my hand or leg. Oh man was that a good year!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:29:00 PM EST
We had a decent turnout here at the apartments where I live. Some of the younguns were dressed to the hilt. It was funny as hell. Gave out 4 big bags of Peanut Butter Cups.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:35:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
There's this new thing I've heard of. I understand there are quite a few of them in CA now. It's called a "bar".

CW




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Link Posted: 10/31/2004 6:21:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 6:21:29 PM EST by Mauser101]
Wohoo! 3 trick or treaters down. Two bags of candy given out.

I think I've made 3 very happy kids and 3 very unhappy couples of parents.
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